Army announces rapid acquisition authority contract for Coyote Interceptors
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WASHINGTON – On January 16, 2024, the U.S. Army awarded a contract action to RTX Corporation in the amount of $75 million for the production of 600 Coyote 2C Interceptors in direct support to the U.S. counter-unmanned aircraft systems mission.

The contract award was part of an Office of the Secretary of Defense rapid acquisition authority that was identified to Congress, with all actions completed in less than 30 days from the authorization approval and receipt of funding.

The contract supports a Coyote Interceptor demand increase and subsequent need to increase production capacity.

The Coyote is a key component of the counter-UAS system of systems. It is a ground-launched, radar-guided interceptor, with kinetic and non-kinetic variants, that integrates into fixed site-low, slow, small-unmanned aircraft system integrated defeat systems and mobile-slow, small-unmanned aircraft system integrated defeat systems.

This effort was led by the Army's Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space, in partnership with components across the DOD.

For more information, please contact Darrell Ames at darrell.d.ames.civ@army.mil.